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Windows: 7 vs. Vista vs. XP

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:03 pm

Currently, I have Windows XP installed on my laptop. Due to what I heard about Vista, I never bothered to "upgrade" to it. Now, Windows 7 has come out; however, a buddy of mine told me that it's not worth getting. What do you guys think? Are there advantages to getting 7 or should I just stick with XP?
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Re: Windows: 7 vs. Vista vs. XP

Postby The Artful Dodger » Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:59 am

I have Vista Ultimate with the new laptop I bought last Christmas and probably don't plan on upgrading to Windows 7. I've tried it on a friend's computer and more or less, it's faster than Vista and you don't see much lag in responsiveness. It's still relatively slow if you're doing CPU-intensive things like running a few intensive apps, like say Windows Media Center and Photoshop together. The UI is more intuitive compared to Vista and in some respect, it's more Mac OS X-like, but there are still a few design flaws.

If you're a gamer, you should really look into upgrading to 7 because of the better graphics support compared to Vista and the new DirectX technology. Otherwise, 7 is less bloated from Vista and is worth an upgrade just for better usability and the step up in security alone.
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Re: Windows: 7 vs. Vista vs. XP

Postby logan » Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:49 pm

It all depends on what you would be upgrading for. I recently upgraded from xp to 7 and couldn't be happier but then I am an high end pc gamer so i had every reason to see the benefits In an upgrade. Plus I went in on the preoder which ran me $99 dollars so the option was well worth it from a monetary stand point. 7 is basically all the good things that were in xp and vista and it tossed out everything that sucked about vista.

Far as I know i believe that XP will still get updates and support for about another year or so,so for the time being unless you do highly intensive processor stuff or are a gamer then it may not be all that imperative to upgrade at this point unless you really want to.

This should also really only come down to 7vs XP as I really see no reason to even consider a move to Vista at this point.
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Re: Windows: 7 vs. Vista vs. XP

Postby treat24 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:43 pm

I wasn't a fan of Vista at all... I stayed with XP Pro SP2 for a long time. When 7 came out I bought my new laptop on the first day. It's easily the best OS I've used at this point. It's been a month and a week (give or take) and I've had zero issues and couldn't be happier. Way better (faster, sleeker, new stuff, simpler, responsive, etc) than my XP Pro SP2 (which I loved). Once again, didn't really like Vista, but 7 is just great.
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Re: Windows: 7 vs. Vista vs. XP

Postby Munboy » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:25 pm

Honestly, stick with XP. You're not missing much, and it took Windows YEARS to get XP stable and secure. Now it's one of the best OS's out there. Hold onto XP until 7 goes through at least one service pack and then think about upgrading. Stay away from Vista, especially on a laptop.
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Re: Windows: 7 vs. Vista vs. XP

Postby Madison » Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:27 am

From what I hear:

The move from XP to Windows 7 is worth it.

Moving from XP to Vista doesn't really make much sense, too many possible problems (if it's not Vista Ultimate or if the machine is underpowered).

If someone's on Vista and has no problems or issues, the move to Windows 7 isn't really worth it (I fall into this category and I'll upgrade at some point, but there's no rush).

So in your case, I'd make the move to Windows 7.
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Re: Windows: 7 vs. Vista vs. XP

Postby treat24 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:53 am

Madison wrote:From what I hear:

The move from XP to Windows 7 is worth it.

Moving from XP to Vista doesn't really make much sense, too many possible problems (if it's not Vista Ultimate or if the machine is underpowered).

If someone's on Vista and has no problems or issues, the move to Windows 7 isn't really worth it (I fall into this category and I'll upgrade at some point, but there's no rush).

So in your case, I'd make the move to Windows 7.


This is dead on. My buddies have said the same. Waiting for a service pack for 7 really isn't needed because 7 is just Vista only simplified, debugged, and a some upgrades. If you have Vista with no problems and like it, 7 isn't really worth it right now. I went from XP Pro SP2 with no issues and loved it and the upgrade is substantial.
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Re: Windows: 7 vs. Vista vs. XP

Postby flotsamnjetsam » Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:38 am

Windows 7 was my idea. ;-7 :-b ;-)
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Re: Windows: 7 vs. Vista vs. XP

Postby WaCougMBS » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:32 am

flotsamnjetsam wrote:Windows 7 was my idea. ;-7 :-b ;-)


But, but, but...they told me it was MY idea?! !+) ;-) :-b
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